Some teeth don’t heal as we would like following a root canal treatment. If any bacteria remains, the infection can return, and root canal retreatment is required to restore function and save the tooth.
Root canal treatment is complex and delicate work. If any bacteria remains in the root canals, infection will return, and root canal retreatment is required. Root canal retreatment offers an opportunity to preserve the natural tooth for longer.
If you have recently had root canal therapy and are experiencing symptoms similar to your initial infection, you may require retreatment. Symptoms can include acute pain, swelling or pain when chewing. A dental checkup can confirm if the infection has returned.
A root canal retreatment may be very successful in preserving your natural tooth structure, provided it is carried out by an endodontist. It’s important to follow instructions after completing the treatment to reduce the risk of reinfection.